Whether we get headaches every single day or we get them once in a blue moon, we all get them. It is without a doubt something we cannot completely avoid.
Now, different kinds of headaches are caused by different things. No two headaches are the same. The reason behind your headaches could be something as simple as dehydration or something as terrible as a serious illness. According to Dr. Sakib Qureshi, there are several red light warning signs we should be looking for when it comes to our headaches. In doing this we are able to determine if our headache is merely temporary or is something that could potentially be life threatening.
There are four main types of headaches and each one, if you take the time to look at your symptoms, could tell you what is going on in your body. The most common type of a headache is a tension headache. This will feel as if you have a constant pressure around your head mostly residing in the temple. Tension headaches are not as severe as migraines so they don’t usually cause things like nausea or vomiting.
When you are having a tension headache it in most cases was brought on by the contraction of your neck and scalp muscles, we contract them the most when we are stressed. When it comes to dealing with a tension headache I strongly suggest drinking ginger tea rather than jumping the gun and downing some aspirin. This will relax the muscles in your head and allow your mind to ease.
Migraines are the second most common form of headaches, they affect a ton of men and women here in the United States. No matter your age you can experience migraines. These are so much more than just a bad headache. Migraines are crippling, to say the least.
They start out as a severe intense throbbing pain on about one side of the head in some cases the whole head. After the ache reaches a certain point it becomes unbearable and results in visual disturbances, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, dizziness, vomiting, and nausea. When it comes to this type of a headache you may need to increase your vitamin B12 intake as well as your magnesium intake. One study was done back in 2011 actually showed that exercise could work as a proper medication for migraines in some cases.
Another type of headache is the sinus headache this kind of headache occurs when the sinus becomes inflamed. Headaches are caused by an infection and so they do often come with a fever, this kind will likely feel similar to intense pressure around the eyes. When this happens you will need to drink plenty of fluids as the inflammation will need to be reduced. Warm water is essential. Ginger tea is also a great method to ridding yourself of this type of headache.
I myself, generally tend to get something known as cluster headaches. They are recurring and often have a cycle they maintain. It can come on suddenly and be debilitating. When you experience this type of a headache it is often accompanied by watery eyes or a runny nose. This happens when a nerve pathway in the base of our brains has been activated. Applying a small amount of capsaicin cream to your nostril will help to block the nerve pain signals.
For more on this please take the time to watch the video below. Dr. Sakib Qureshi will tell you all you need to know about the red light warnings and what your headaches are telling you that you need to know. Enjoy!